" Amat Victoria Curum (Victory favors the prepared)"
Virginia is partner/owner of The Beuerman Miller Group, and co-founded Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald in 2002.
In addition to overseeing business management for BMF, Virginia manages many of the firm's largest projects. Business interests have tapped her worldwide to provide professional expertise on many topics. She is also one of the Nation's most sought-after crisis communications trainers and responders.
Virginia's energy and shipping clients include Shell, Kirby Marine, Blessey Marine, and Hillcorp.
Her significant public affairs experience includes managing state and federal level issues and media initiatives for clients as diverse as N.A.S.A., ConAgra and the Association of American Railroads.
A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Virginia speaks fluent Spanish, and has studied at the Universities of Madrid and Salamanca, Spain. She received a fellowship from the Loyola Institute of Politics, and has been selected as one of Gambit Weekly's "40 Under Forty" most distinguished New Orleanians, one of City Business's "Power Generation", one of Junior Achievement New Orleans' Rising Star Honorees, one of the Young Leadership Council's Role Models and, on behalf of the agency, one of 100 Inc Magazine/Harvard Business School Inner City top Company winners. Most recently, Virginia received the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Virginia is deeply involved in the not-for-profit community, providing pro-bono services and serving in a board capacity for many organizations over the years.
Favorite Location in New Orleans
New Orleans is a singular City with a rich history and a proud future. I picked Café Reconcile (www.cafereconcile.org) for my photo location because that proud future will come, in large part, due to places like Café Reconcile, which revolves around the power of reconciliation to help overcome poverty, prejudice and fear. The founders, staff, board and supporters at Cafe Reconcile are focused on making New Orleans prosperous and safe by transforming the lives of young adults with meaningful life skills, jobs and support. The young women in this photo with me are persevering and strong; they will succeed and become an important part of New Orleans' tomorrow.
I made the necklace I'm wearing from beads that I bought at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (www.nojazzfest.com), my favorite New Orleans based event and an important cultural and economic driver. Like New Orleans, Jazz Fest is international and multidimensional and features the best of the musical best. I am proud to serve on their Advisory Council.
My dogs, Jacques and Julep, love NOLA too and wanted to be in the photo in hopes of being rewarded with some of Cafe Reconcile's fantastic food.